VSI Acquires Latin American Localization Company, CIVISA Media

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London, UK (24th July 2019) – As the VSI Group celebrates 30 years in the language services industry, the localization provider has announced its acquisition of 100% of dubbing, subtitling and production company, CIVISA Media, based in the center of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

CIVISA was founded by the Heuser family in 1986, with a focus on the Latin American and US Hispanic market. Now known as VSI CIVISA, the company owns and operates an extensive facility, including 20 recording/mixing rooms, as well as several HD edit suites, making it the largest in Argentina and one of the largest in Latin America.

Servicing clients such as Discovery Networks, Viacom and NBCU, as well as major OTT platforms, CIVISA is known for its capacity to produce large volumes of localization, while delivering one of the most consistent quality offerings in the Latin American region. 

CIVISA’s existing senior management team, led by CEO Guillermo Patiño-Mayer, will continue to run the company.

This acquisition represents VSI’s first operation in South America and will join VSI Group’s existing network of 23 owned facilities spread across the EMEA region and North America. VSI CIVISA will continue to specialize in dubbing, voice-over and subtitling in neutral Latin American Spanish, further strengthening the VSI Group’s global presence.

Founder and Managing Director of the VSI Group, Norman Dawood comments:

VSI has partnered with CIVISA Media for more than 10 years, so this acquisition was a natural next step. I am excited that VSI will finally have a major presence in Latin America, and in particular that my friend Guillermo Patiño-Mayer will continue to run this successful and highly-respected operation. Its service-focused values already align well with those of the VSI Group, so we are looking forward to the next stage of our journey together.

CIVISA CEO, Guillermo Patiño-Mayer comments: 

We are very pleased to become part of one of the best and most prestigious localization companies worldwide. I am convinced that this will not only consolidate the CIVISA brand even further but, with the contribution and expertise of a visionary like Norman and his talented team within the VSI Group, an immense horizon of opportunities opens up for all, but mainly, for our clients, to whom we owe our success.

About VSI:

VSI provides language localization services including lip-sync dubbing, voice-over, subtitling, translation, transcreation and more, in over 80 languages worldwide. Founded in 1989 and headquartered in London, VSI owns and operates 24 studio facilities across Europe, the U.S, the Middle East and Latin America, with trusted partnerships in Asia. VSI works across a wide range of sectors, from corporate and creative agencies, to the broadcast, VOD, theatrical and gaming industries. Find out more at vsi.tv

About CIVISA: 

CIVISA Media is one of the largest language localization companies in Latin America. Established in 1986 in Buenos Aires, CIVISA has specialized in dubbing, subtitling and post-production services in several languages, primarily in Latin American Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese, for the media and entertainment industries worldwide.

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Sarah Goff
VSI Marketing Manager
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Jose Dafunchio
VSI CIVISA Marketing Manager 
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